Creamy Ham Bake


Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

200g left over ham, roughly torn

2 cups vegetables, roughly chopped

1 cup kale, finely sliced

40g unsalted butter

40g plain flour

500ml milk

50g grated cheese (Tasty or Parmesan)

2 cups potato crisps to garnish


For a vegetarian option, try broccolini, asparagus, peas or corn or even roast potatoes.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C.
  2. Place the ham, vegetables and kale in a large bowl.
  3. To make the bechamel sauce, melt the butter in a medium sized pan. Add the flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in the milk and cheese and whisk until thickened for about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the bechamel sauce over the ham and vegetables and gently stir to combine.
  5. Pour into a large baking dish (2.5 – 3ltr capacity).
  6. Arrange chips on top and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and hot.
  7. Serve immediately.